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THE CASE OF
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VOL. LX, No. 38 ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, WEDNESDAY, NOV. 9, 1949

PRICE FIVE CENTS

fobo Holds Early

Edge Over Edwards in Detroit

Quirino Leads
PhilippineVote
MANILA-W()-President Elpidio Quirino, friend of the United
States, today swept into a 35,000-vote lead and his backers claimed
victory in yesterday's presidential election.
Jose P. Laurel, critic of U.S. policy in the Philippines, refused
to concede defeat. Laurel had held a 10,000 early vote margin as a
result of returns from Manila, where he had a good lead.
THE BALLOTING was marked by bloodshed and wholesale
charges of election irregularities.
Latest unofficial figures gave Quirino, Liberal Party candi-
date, 176,860, Laurel 93,073 and Jose Avelino, political foe of
Quirino, 34,389.

i House Speaker Eugenio Perez, Liberal Party
said on the basis of the trend so far Quirino
- At least 25

campaign manager,
would be retained,
persons were killed

Chaos Ahead
In Indonesia
--Angenent
Predicts Unstable
Political Future
By HERBERT CHESTON
Economic chaos and political in-
stability was the future predicted
for Indonesia yesterday by Dr.
P. H. Angenent, Netherlands Com-
missioner for Java, in a Daily in-
terview.
Dr. Angenent who came here to
speak before the Far Eastern stud-
ies group spent 26 years in the
far east, and witnessed the re-
cent formation of the United
States of Indonesia.
"IT IS A government of politi-
cal opportunists where the vil-
lage cobbler has become a high
commissioner simply because he
belonged to the right party," he
said.
"Such people are hardly cap-
able of reorganizing the devas-
tated economy of a war-ruined
nation, which is struggling for
a position in the world market,"
he continued.
"I warned my Indonesian
friends," Dr. Angenent stated, "not
to force out the Dutch adminis-
trators, for they represented the
back bone of the plantation econ-
omy of that nation."
"THEY WERE THE bankers,
the managers, and the planners
that ran the businesses of the
Dutch East Indies. Such men can-
not be replaced simply by raising
Indonesians from out of the
ranks."
The result'has been that pro-
duction costs of rubber in Java
have risen, and Indonesia can-
not compete in the world mar-
ket, he said.
Commenting on the political
position of the newly formed gov-
ernment, Dr. Angenent said that
temporarily they have the confi-
dence of the masses.
* * *
"BUT AS SOON as the people
realize that their leaders can not
make good on their promises,
political turmoil will ensue."
"Furthermore foreign inves-
tors realize this, and they have
been discouraged from supply-
ing the foreign capital that is
so badly needed to restore the
* war-devastated four fifths of the
plantations.
Summarizing the Indonesian
position in the present cold war
Angenent Isaid, "Like Nehru of
1 India, the leaders of Indonesia
Want to remain neutral."
"And in all probability they will
remain so, until it better suits
their advantage to take sides,"
Press Club To
Hold Meeting
Newspapermen from all over the
state will gather in Ann Arbor to-
morrow for the 32nd annual meet-
ing of the University Press Club of
Michigan.
The three-day program will open
tomorrow afternoon with a tea at
the home of President Alexander
G. Ruth nn

and 32 wounded throughout the
Philippines in the election. In ad-
dition, Laurel's Nacionalista Party
Headquarters accused civilian
guards of shooting 78 Nacionalis-
tas Moros to death in Lanao Pro-
vince, on the Southern Island of
Mindanao. This was unconfirmed.
The government reported only one
Moro killed in Lanao.
* * *
LAUREL, PUPPET president
under the Japanese,Ehad a lead of
nearly two to one in Manila. Quir-
mo had about the same edge in
the provinces. Quirino supporters
said the tide would turn when the
big vote comes in from the cen-
tral Philippines, where Quirino is
strong.
Along with the violence, there
was a flood of complaints of ir-
regularities reaching the Nation-
al Commission on Elections.
Minority leaders in six towns
south of Manila charged voters
there had been terrorized by
Quirino forces. A predict north
of Manila reported acid had
been poured into boxes there,
spoiling all ballots.
Avelino supporters accused Quir-
mo's forces of "mass arrests and
kidnapings of our inspectors" at
Ormoc, on Leyte in the central
Philippines. They said their in-
spectors were driven into theihills.
* * *
IRONICALLY, the most peace-
ful area was central Luzon. There,
where the Communist-led Huk-
balahap guerrillas are in revolt
against the government, the vot-
ing was calm. Constabulary troop-
ers stood guard.
Quirino, who succeeded the
late Manual Roxas 18 months
ago, seeks a full four-year term.
He has made much of his friend-
ship for the United States.
Laurel has objected to base and
trade agreements with the U.S.
This has won him the support of
the Filipino Communists, although
he is no Communist.
Choir Concert
To AidWSSF
The Student Affairs Committee
yesterday approved the sale of
tickets for the Art Chorals Choir
concert to benefit the World Stu-
dent Service Fund.
The concert, to be presented
Nov. 29, at Hill Auditorium will
be the first campus performance
of this group, and will also be the
first time admission has been;
charged by the Choir.
WSSF workers hope to sell 4500
tickets by contacting the various
housing units.
SAC also approved a new plan
to replace the usual bucket col-
lections for WSSF funds. An at-i
tempt will be made to contact
each of the 160-odd housing units
on campus by a WSSF worker giv-
ing a short talk to emphasize the
need for money.l
The fund drive is scheduled for
March. It is hoped that the stu-(
dents will respond more favor-(
ably to educational talks than to
pressure,-said Wym Price, drive(
chairman.

Expect Trend
to Continue
DuringCount
Edwards May
Concede Contest
BULLETIN
Returns in the Detroit mayor-
alty election as The Daily went
to press at 2:25 a.m. today were:
Cobo, 156,228EandsEdwards,
118,517 votes. 'Edwards was ex-
pected to concede the election
momentarily.
DETROIT-(P)-Albert E. Cobo
took an impressive lead over CIO-
backed George Edwards last night
in early returns from Detroit's
hotly contested non-partisan may-
oralty election.
Returns from 200 precincts well
scattered throughout the city gave
Cobo 35,979 and Edwards 29,020.
* * * '
EDWARDS said he would con-
cede the election if the same trend
prevailed when the count reached
500 precincts.
The trend towards Cobo was
established earlier in returns
from 140 precincts where the
vote is tabulated by machine.
These precincts have been an
accurate barometer in past elec-
tions.
Returns were coming slowly
from precincts where the vote is
counted by hand. Detroit has
1,368 polling places.
COBO, 55, has been city treas-
urer for 14 years. Edwards, twen-
ty years younger, is 'a veteran of
eight years on the nine man com-
mon council. During half that
time he was council president.
In campaign speeches, Ed-
wards emphasized pledges for
city improvements-particularly
housing and public transporta-
tion - for the city's 1,600,000
residents.
His program had the active sup-
port of the CIO. Most AFL
groups, however, gave their back-
ing to Cobo.
* * *
THE CITY treasurer promised
a "business-like" municipal gov-
ernment.

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ATE,

FIGHT

ate Returns
BOSTON...
Mayor James Michael Curley-last of the old time political bosses
still in power-was thrown out of office last night.
With only a handful of precincts missing, City Clerk John B.
Hynes led the 74-year-old Curley by almost 14,000 votes.
Complete unofficial returns from 362 precincts gave Curley
126,110, and Hynes 137,816.
But this carried no national political significance as both Curley
and Hynes are Democrats.
A record-possibly 200,000-returned out as the veteran Curley
sought vindication from the voters for his conviction for mail fraud
that sent him to jail two years ago.
* * * *
LOUISVILLE ...
The Republican organization last night conceded the reelection of
Democratic Mayor Charles Farnsley over his Republican opponent,
Sheriff Rees Dickson.
Edward C. Black, third Congressional District Republican Chair-
man and party spokesman, also conceded the election of Democratic
B. L. Shamburger, candidate for Jefferson County Judge, over Repub-
lican Miles Thacker.
NEWARK...
Gov. Aldred E. Driscoll held a firm grip on the lead in his bid for
a second term as New Jersey's chief executive.
Driscoll, a Republican who has been boomed as a possible 1952
presidential candidate, stepped out in front of his Democratic
opponent, Elmer H. Wene, as first returns came in.
Unofficial returns from 1,510 of the state's 3,718 election dis-
tricts gave Driscoll 383,535 and Wene, 318,192.
The initial returns followed a topsy-turvy pattern. Driscoll polled
a heavy vote in the Democratic bastion of Hudson county, home of
Frank "I am the Law" Hague.
* * * *
RICHMOND ...
The constitutional amendments which put repeal of the poll tax in
a single package with other changes in the Virginia voting laws went
down to a landslide defeat in Virginia's general election yesterday.
Democrat John S. Battle did the expected and won handily
over Republican and Social-Democrat candidates for governor.
But the voting reforms which battle, Senator Harry F. Byrd,
Governor William M. Tuck andother leaders in the dominant
party faction recommended, were snowed under.
In all of the state's 100 counties and 27 cities the poll tax amend-
ments were poor also-runs with returns conclusive, but far from com-
plete.

* * *

World News
Round- Up'
By The Associated Press
PITTSBURGH - The nation's
Big Steel strike crumbled around
the edges yesterday with Republic
Steel corporation joining two oth-
er big producers in signing strike-
ending agreements.
Government mediators turned to
the soft coal deadlock, calling
John L. Lewis and operators to a
meeting here tomorrow. Lewis de-
clined to say immediately whether
he will attend.
* * *
PARSONS, Kans. -- Senator
Clyde M. Reed (Rep., Kas.) was
killed last night in a fall down-
stairs at his home. He was 78.
WASHINGTON - Navy Capt.
John G. Crommelin got off with a
severe reprimand instead of a court
martial yesterday for his action
in blowing the lid off the bitter
row over national defense policies.
HOUSTON-Industrialist Hen-
ry J. Kaiser said yesterday noth-
ing will stop him from building a
new low-priced automobile.
He termed as "low-down" the
action of Sen. J. William Fulbright
(Dem., Ark.) in asking that the
Reconstruction Finance Corpora-
tion delay final action on a $44,-
000,000 loan to the Kaiser-Frazer
Corporation.
The RFC in Washington turned
down Fulbright's request yester-
day.

LEH

I

SO

ER DULLES.

*, * *

*

NEW YOK ...
Mrs. Edna F. Kelly, Democrat, won election to Congress from a
Brooklyn district-first Democratic Congresswoman ever chosen in
New York City.
Benjamin J. Davis, Jr., last remaining major Communist office-
holder in America, was defeated for reelection as New York City
Councilman.
PITTSBURGH .. .
Democratic Mayor David L. Lawrence was reelected with each
tabulation swelling his margin of victory.
Attorney Timothy F. Ryan, the Republican challenger, con-
ceded defeat at 11:10 p.m. yesterday.
Returns at that hour from 264 of the city's 427 precincts gave
these results:
Lawrence 93,333.
Ryen 58,269.
BRIDGEPORT...
Socialist Jasper McLevy was elected to his ninth consecutive
term as mayor of Bridgeport.
His total of 28,849 was greater than the combined votes of his
Democratic and Republican rivals.
J. Lawrence O'Toole, the Democratic candidate, received 13,602
votes; A. Edward Sandula, Republican, 11,338.
PHILADELPHIA.. .
Democratic candidates wrested four city offices from Republican
control. GOP Chairman William Meade conceded election of the
Democratic slate headed by Richardson Dilworth for treasurer.
The GOP leader's announcement came long before complete
returns had been tabulated.
The unofficial total from 395 of the city's 1,376 precincts gave
Dilworth 1,227,528 to 111,607 for Walter E. Seiler, his Republican
opponent.
Meade told the Associated Press:
"We lost.",

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HERBERT LEHMAN
City to Get
$4,500,000
Apartments
A $4,500,000 twin, apartment
house-shopping center project
has been outlined to both the City
Councilnand Ann Arbor Township
Board as the largest of its kind in
the midwest.
Work on the gigantic project, is
slated to get under way sometime
in February, according to May-,
nard A. Newton, head of the
Brooks-Newton Realty Co. here.
*' * *
AS PROPOSED by the Jeffress-
Dyer, Inc., building firm of Wash-
ington, D.C., the plan calls for
construction of a pair of twin-
10-story apartment houses, each
with 200 separate units, and an.
adjacent shopping center to be lo-
cated in the triangle between
Washtenaw Rd. and Stadium
Boulevard.
A petition to release the five
and a half acre tract-annexa-
tion of which depends upon ap-
proval of the Board to release it
---was presented to City Council
members, but no definite action
is expected until the Board's
December meeting.
City Council meanwhile okayed
annexation and passed, on first
reading, a proposal to set up a new
apartment zone eliminating pres-
ent maximum-height restrictions.
Newton predicted the project
may be ready for occupancy by
Sept. 1, 1950.
Each of the two buildings would
be outfitted with three unit styles
-110 "efficiency" apartments, 70
one-bedroom apartments and 20
two-bedroom, two-bath apart-
ments, he declared.
THE "EFFICIENCY" apartment
would lack a separate bedroom, he,
explained.
Triangle Taps 11
Triangles, honorary engineering
fraternity, tapped the following
men last night: Roy Duff, Dick
Humes, Hal Sperlich, Jim Root,
Russ Osterman, Al Weinstein, Ed-
win Grenkowski, Don Ross, Tom
Smith, Roger Vogel, and Tom
Ramage.

Truman Sees Win,
Affecting' Vote
NEW YORK-(P)-A tide of Democratic votes swept Herbert H.
Lehman into the U.S. Senate and retained the party's control of
the nation's largest city last night.
Lehman, four times Governor of New York and a strong sup-
porter of President Truman's Fair Deal, had a margin of 201,000
votes over Republican Sen. John Foster Dulles with more than one-
third of the election districts reporting.
* * * *
AT 9:40 P.M. Democratic State Chairman Paul E. Fitzpatrick
claimed victory for Lehman.
The Lehman-Dulles fight attracted wide national interest as
the first major test of the "Fair Deal" since the 1948 Presidential
election.,
President Truman, Vice-President Alben Barkley and other ad-
ministration stalwarts campaigned for Lehman.
DULLES, HOLDING an interim Senate appointment from Gov.
Thomas E. Dewey, opposed most of Mr. Truman's domestic program.
IN WASHINGTON President Truman said that Democratic
victories in New York state and City will have a "decided effect on
elections of 1950."
The President attended a dinner given in his honor by the
Women's National Democratic Club of Washington-and he
turned the affair into an election celebration.
"These elections convince, me more than ever that the Demo-
cratic-the party of the people-has a great job to do for the welfare
and prosperity of the United States and the welfare and prosperity
of the peoples of the world."
LEHMAN WAS running much better both upstate and in the
metropolis than he did three years ago. That year, he was beaten
for the Senate by Republican Irving M. Ives, the only election the
71-year-old former Governor ever lost.
The Democrats also were ahead in the only state-wide contest
besides the U.S. Senate battle, a-race of the circuit court of appeals.
Judge Bruce Bromley, Republican, a Dewey appointee, trailed
state supreme court justice Charles W. Froessel, Democrat-Liberal,
in this contest.
* * * *
THE DEMOCRATS were doing much better upstate than in
most years. Lehman was capturing about 40 per cent of the vote
compared with 34 per cent which he got in 1946.
Republican mayors were ousted in such upstate cities as
Syracuse, Binghamton and Geneva. However, the G.O.P. also cap-
tured some city administrations from the Democrats.
Since the Empire State has 10 per cent of the nation's population,
the Lehman-Dulles election was considered an extremely important
indicator as to how the "Fair Deal" would do in the 1950 Congressional
elections.
O'Dwyer Gains Victory
In New York Election

j1

NEW YORK - (Y) - William
O'Dwyer, the Irish-born cop who
rose to be mayor of the nation's
largest city, swept to easy reelec-
tion on the Democratic ticket last
night.
The 59-year-old O'Dwyer, a
I World War II general, trounced
Newbold Morris, Republican-Lib-
eral-fusion, and Communist-back-
ed Rep. Vito Marcantonio after
one of the rowdiest New York City
campaigns in years.
MORRIS CONCEDED O'Dwyer's
election at 10:23 p.m.
Marcantonio, running under
the banner of the left-wing
American Labor Party, placed a
bad third.
With 3,100 of the city's 3,889
election districts reporting, the to-
tals stood:
O'Dwyer: 1,012,020
Morris: 751,198
Marcantonio: 281,975.
IT WAS A clean Democratic
sweep in New York City for both
U. S. Grants
$12,460 to 'U'
By The Associated Press
WASHINGTON - The Public
Health Service approved yester-
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O'Dwyer and former Gov. Herbert
H. Lehman, who ran far ahead of
his Republican opponent, Sen.
John Foster Dulles.
It was a slap, too, for Repub-
lican Gov. Thomas E. Dewey.
He had urged Morris' election
and campaigned hard for Dulles.
In upstate New York, the news
was no better for the Republicans.
Democrats overturned at least
four Republican city administra-
tions.* *

SYRACUSE, N.Y., elected
Democratic mayor, Thomas
Corcoran, for the first time in
years.

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SL Re-Studies
J-Hop Voting
Student Legislature will recon-
sider the J-Hop election system at
a special session at 7:30 p.m. to-
day in the Union.
A motion to change the straight
voting for J-Hop candidates to a
weighted system passed last week
will be up for re-examination.
Legislature will have several al-
ternatives to last week's motion:
to return to the regular number
system; to uphold the new weight-
ed system; or to use the Hare sys-
tem of nronnrni on oina_

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